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London’s Draft Solar Action Plan Promotes PV Panels Through Planning

Posted on October 11th 2017

The draft London Solar Action Plan was published by the Mayor of London for consultation on 11th August. It sets out a key target to encourage more solar energy installations through the planning system, including for new development and retrofitted on existing buildings. The new draft London Plan, to be published in November this year, will continue to encourage major …

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Planning Success at Trent Park

Posted on October 11th 2017

We are delighted to have supported Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd in devising an integrated energy and overheating strategy for the proposed residential development at Trent Park in the London Borough of Enfield. The development will provide 232 new flats and houses, and include the refurbishment of an existing Grade II Listed Mansion House and Stable Block to provide …

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Changing Specifications for Non-Combustible Insulation and Cladding

Posted on October 11th 2017

In response to heightened focus on the insulation and cladding used in developments, many of our clients have changed Phenolic and PIR insulation to non-combustible insulation, and metal cladding to non-metal alternatives. This trend is being observed even on buildings less than 18m tall due to increased caution on insulation and cladding. Changing the insulation product has a number of …

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Draft London Housing Strategy Promotes Quality and Safety

Posted on October 11th 2017

The Mayor of London published his draft London Housing Strategy for consultation in September, 2017. The document makes it clear that the quality and safety of new homes is a key priority for the Mayor, and that London’s housing design standards will be consolidated into a single new planning document. Strict accessibility and space standards will be implemented, ensuring more …

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Charity Football Tournament Raises Over £50,000

Posted on October 11th 2017

The Hodkinson Consultancy team from left to right: Chris Forster, Jonathan Peck, Thomas Gwilliam, Russell Hodgson, Georgios Koronaios, Igor Esteves, Donald Sinclair . Employees from Hodkinson Consultancy took part in the Annual Berkeley Foundation  5-a-side football tournament in South East London to raise funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children . Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides vital care and support to …

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